red haw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n red haw American red-fruited hawthorn with stems and leaves densely covered with short woolly hairs
    • n red haw American red-fruited hawthorn with dense corymbs of pink-red flowers
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Usage

In literature:

Once the girls almost fought over a basket lined with yellow leaves, and filled with fat, very ripe red haws.
"A Girl Of The Limberlost" by Gene Stratton Porter
Hawe rolled his red eyes and threw back his head.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
They met halfway, under the bloomful shade of a red haw.
"A Daughter of the Land" by Gene Stratton-Porter
The site is overgrown with red haw and sumac.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
But it was only an abnormal extension of the blood-red haws that Willis saw.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
Now the hedges were red with hips and haws.
"Woodside" by Caroline Hadley
There was a tall hedge where hips and haws showed red, and a grassy border where a few wild flowers still bloomed.
"A Popular Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
So with the red haws around and the rustling leaves it is easy to recall the flowers.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
The ground was padded with pine-needles, briony berries shone in the hedgerows below, and hips and haws and rowans also rioted in red.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Red haws came a little before chinquepins.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
Red haws have been recorded as nest trees of horned owls, yellow-billed cuckoos, cardinals, and fox squirrels.
"The Forest Habitat of the University of Kansas Natural History Reservation" by Henry S. Fitch
Nests are placed in forks or on limbs about 17 feet high in oak, elm, honey locust, red haw, pecan, and walnut.
"The Breeding Birds of Kansas" by Richard F. Johnston
The haw is scarlet or orange-red, the flesh is thin and sweet.
"Forest Trees of Illinois" by Fuller George D.
The only fault the landscape gardener can find with this red haw, is that its abundant fruit, ripe in late summer, falls in September.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
The red haw wears a little fine golden lace.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
Red currants and the scarlet haws of the rose were still on the bushes.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
Flashes of red haw and scarlet dogwood began to leap out at me from the edges.
"May Iverson's Career" by Elizabeth Jordan
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In poetry:

I know her not by plumping nuts,
By redded hips and haws,
Or by the silence hanging sad
Under the wind's sere pause.
"Autumn" by Cale Young Rice
The lea is wallow't, bleach't, an' bare;
The leafless thorn is red wi' haws;
An' on the fiel's o' brairdin' wheat
Comes souffin' doun the hungry craws.
"Winter" by Janet Hamilton
When the zun, in the Fall, wer a-wanderèn wan,
An' haws on his head
Did sprinkle en red,
Or bright drops o' raïn wer a-hung loosely on,
To the tips o' the sprigs when the scud wer a-gone.
"The May-Tree" by William Barnes
These simple words made PETER as delighted as could be,
Old chummies at the Charterhouse were ROBINSON and he!
He walked straight up to SOMERS, then he turned extremely red,
Hesitated, hummed and hawed a bit, then cleared his throat, and said:
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Before there were blue states and red states, in the late 1960s there were the "Laugh-In" states and the "Hee Haw " states of America.
Before there were blue states and red states, in the late 1960s there were the "Laugh-In" states and the " Hee Haw" states of America.
Before there were blue states and red states, in the late 1960s there were the "Laugh-In" states and the "Hee Haw" states of America.
The quirky tendencies she showed on her recent Little Red Boots album are largely toned down on this rustic, bluegrassy affair, emerging only on the lightweight novelty "All I Want for Christmas," a yee-hawed wish for a real-live cowboy.
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